2001 Tandem Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

Pulled from the cellar with low expectations. Boy, was I wrong! Brilliant ruby red in color. Bright berry nose. Intense dark fruits, raspberries, cherries, round and smooth in the mouth. Perfectly balanced acidity. Finishes long, subtle and dark fruited. Superb. This got brighter with time and air. Normally I would say this could go another 5 years based on the evidence in my glass, but I'll probably drink my last bottle within the next year to be on the safe side. "A+"

Oh, Pat loved it too. Do you really care what I think?

Charlie